This year I've decided to make a few handmade gifts instead of store bought for Christmas. I've learnt quite a few techniques this past year and decided that this year I will finish off with a bit of creative fun. This little re-purposed denim bag screams FUN! Perfect for a fun little lady :-)
I made this little bag from old denim I had stacked away for exactly this purpose, I just never got around to making something with it. So yesterday morning I started playing around with some strips of fabric, lace, buttons and ric-rac.
I liked making this bag, having the freedom to go with whatever felt right felt strange but was great fun. I am used to following along a pattern or at least having a set plan of what I wanted, so this was a strange experience mixing and playing with different elements. The last finishing touch I added was the butterfly I appliqued with a satin stitch. I think it really blends in well with the rest of the bag.
Initially when I started out with the bag panels I wanted to finish it off a drawstring , but when I had the bag assembled ready to sew in the lining I changed my mind. It being denim I thought it would be too heavy pulling the bag open and closed, so I decided to rather insert a magnetic clip.
I had the button wholes already sewn in, so I just added a little knot to finish it off. The finished dimensions are 14½ inches wide, 10½ inches high and the boxed width is 6 inches wide.
I am certain the recipient of this bag will love it... :-)
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